MicroSD cards

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by lukands, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. lukands
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    lukands I took the little bus here

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    Its been discussed here that some cards take forever to load (read/write). Found this interesting read.....http://www.bunniestudios.com/blog/?p=918
     
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    That was quite an interesting read, thank you for the link!
     
  3. tk_saturn

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    Unfortunately there's a big hole in that.

    Many fake memory cards are known to come out of the actual factories in so called 'midnight runs'. What happens an unscrupulous member of staff will come in after the factory is shit down and operate the factory themselves, often using lower quality materials.

    There's a recent webpage on it somewwere....
     
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    That's in the article, he calls it a "ghost shift".
     
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    lukands I took the little bus here

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    Just makes you wonder, I think all flash memory is a gamble?.
    I recently bought 5 4gb sandisk micro`s from Best Buy, 1 of the cards didn`t even have the sandisk logo on it and ended up not even working (but it was factory packaged like the other 4).
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    As they say, kingston are a "fabless" company in that they don't actually make their own silicon, they just buy up excess chips from other manufacturers and stick them in a plastic casing.

    I do agree, buying flash memory is becoming a real minefield, ebay is bad enough, but even buying established brands you can't be sure what you are getting is real.